>> I need a few million sample contact records - name, company, address,
>> email, web, phone, fax. ZIP codes and area codes and street addresses
>> should be correct and properly formatted, but preferably not real people
>> or companies or email addresses. But they'd work if you did address
>> validation or mapping. Anyone have a suggestion?
>> - Brian
> It should be easy to code a routine to generate random data. Maybe 20 -
> 30 lines of code. Obviously you may have a name like Dgidfgq Xcvbop and
> company Wsdkn, but it shouldn't matter if testing is your purpose.
Actually, this DOES matter...
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- decent value distribution in indices
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